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Sunday, September 25, 2016
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Sebi to beef up cyber security framework for markets
To protect securities markets from cyber threats, regulator Sebi is looking to further beef up its policy framework on this front and plans to appoint a chief IT security officer to head these initiatives.

Country's wine sales may double in next five years

Markets end the week with minor gains, up 69 points
The lacklustre trading week saw the market ending with minor gains, with benchmark Sensex garnering 69.19 points to 28,668.22, while the broader Nifty rising by 51.70 points to finish at 8,831.55.

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African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 yrs'
Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said on Sunday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching. Habitat loss is also increasingly threatening the species, the group said.

World Rivers Day to focus on plight of Yamuna
As hundreds of voluntary groups across 70 countries prepare to celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, river activists in Vrindavan and Agra have drawn up plans to highlight the sad state of the river Yamuna, the life-line of Krishna's Braj mandal.

Maharashtra sanctions Rs 15L to conserve rare plants

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China begins operating world's largest radio telescope
The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life on Sunday in a project that demonstrates China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige.

Trump says he'll do more for women as president than Clinton
"My opponent likes to say that for decades she's been fighting for women, that she's been fighting for children. Why, then, are 70 million American women and children living in poverty or on the brink of poverty in our country?'' Trump asked a rally crowd in Roanoke. "For years she's been doing this and she's done nothing."

Shooting in Baltimore, 'multiple' people injured
A shooting in Baltimore has left eight people injured including a three-year-old girl, police said, adding they are seeking three armed suspects who fled on foot.

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ISRO to perform key manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter next year
With the Mars Orbiter Mission completing two years, ISRO on Sunday said it will be doing a "major event" of effecting a manoeuvre on the Orbiter next year to reduce the impact of an "eclipse duration" to allow the spacecraft "survive" for more time.

Horses can communicate with humans: Study
Horses can learn to communicate with humans and express their feelings and opinions, a new study has claimed.

Two years on, MOM studying Martian minerals with Nasa aid
On Saturday, the Rs 450-crore mars orbiter mission (MOM) completed two years around the Martian Orbit, outliving its estimated life span of six months by a year-and-a-half. Among the major studies the mission is conducting is the joint morphological studies using the Mars Colour Camera (MCC)

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Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price details revealed, goes up to Rs 92,000
The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively

Apple slashes prices of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by up to Rs 22,000
Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.

WhatsApp privacy policy challenged in Delhi High Court: 5 things to know
A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp's privacy policy.

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Delhi municipal corporation school pilot project for boosting education, revenues
Cash-strapped East Delhi Municipal Corporation is planning to lease out its schools to a few private coaching institutes, with a dual aim of boosting access to education for poor children and augmenting its revenues.

CBSE asks UGC to conduct NET exam

Prakash Javadekar for more autonomy to premier institutes
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday stressed on the importance of research and innovation and said the Centre wants to give more autonomy to premier institutes of higher learning where the government's role will be that of a facilitator, not controller.

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Police record a string of breaches at Kapil Sharma's Oshiwara flat
About two weeks after the city administration registered a first information report under against small-screen comedian Kapil Sharma for making illegal alterations to his apartment in Oshiwara, the police from the area conducted a panchnama on Thursday of the ninth-floor residence at DLH Enclave.

Mumbai prefers standalone restaurants to quick service
Eating out is arguably the biggest social activity today for Indians across metros, but their choice of venue varies depending on the city. Delhiites spend more money at fast food chains, cafes and street food stalls while Mumbaikars show a preference for restaurants, both standalone and inside hotels.

Civic poll fear puts BMC's major policies in limbo
The BMC bringing out an interim policy for maintenance of open spaces has raised apprehensions that the revised policy may not be formulated any time soon.

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Doctors divided over debate on chikungunya deaths in Delhi
Amid debate over chikungunya deaths in the Delhi, opinions of doctors seem divided with some asserting only 0.1 per cent people run the risk of dying due to its complications while other medical professionals attribute the fatalities to the vector-borne disease.

Customs in Delhi bust iPhone smuggling racket; 1 arrested
In what is surely just the tip of the iceberg, customs authorities at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday seized more than 75 iPhone 7s and 7+s.

Woman tricks blind couple at rail station, flees with their only son
Hritik was all Asaram and Lakshmi had -the sole ray of hope in their world full of darkness. For four years, the blind couple had woven their dreams around their son.

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Bengaluru kids caught in van on fire; corporate honcho is saviour

Bamboo paraphernalia wows Bengalureans at weekend fest

They help parents learn to communicate with deaf kids

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Andhra floods: Train services affected between Guntur and Hyderabad
Train services between Guntur and Hyderabad are yet to be restored as South Central Railways is grappling to reconstruct the track that washed away in the recent floods.

Man poses as K Chandrasekhar Rao's secretary, arrested
Surya Chary Had Conned Several People In Past Posing As Reporter, PA To Politicians etc

Telangana floods: Hundreds of trucks stranded on highways
Thousands of lorries and trucks that remain stranded at various locations on Telangana highways between Karimnagar-Medak, Medak-Hyderabad and Nalgonda-Hyderabad due to rains over the last five days are not likely to move any time soon, and are set to push prices of essential commodities in the city upwards.

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Kombucha, with caution
It's an age-old ferment, but a new-age fancy . Kombucha, a fermented yeast tea, which dates back 2,000 years, has become quite the `it' drink with fitness buffs in the city -being sold in flavours across several stores. But while most nutritionists and home brewers believe it to be filled with goodness ­ from detoxifying to immunity boosting -doctors advise caution before consumption, citing reasons from acidity to toxicity.

Protest art hits a new pitch
From Grindhouse Videos To Rap, New-Age Reformists Use It All To Voice Their Dissent And Shock Society Out Of Its Complacence The tradition of protest art played out with complex nu ances and metaphoric narra tives are long passé. New-age artistes yearning for reform have paved the way for systematic, in-yourface styles that believe in calling a spade a spade, and consider it the best way to unfurl the most powerful revolutions.

Jail death: Cops gave us Rs 2L, say kin of victim
The family members of Karthik, who died in police custody at Kannagi Nagar police station on Tuesday , have filed a complaint against the police personnel of the station alleging that he was beaten to death. On Saturday , Karthik's brother showed `2 lakh to the media and claimed that police gave them the money as bribe to silence them.

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No dry state for liquor widows

Recruitment for 52K jobs on hold till SC's EBC quota order

Traffic diversion for Patidar meeting today
Police To Divert Traffic On Sunday Evening

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Fewer students to appear for UP boards this year

'Gall bladder cancer on rise in Gangetic belt'
The experts in the field of oncology discussed the rise in gall bladder cancer cases in the Gangetic belt during a two-day workshop which ended at Kamla Nehru Memorial Hospital here on Saturday.

Garbage found littered on Ravan baraat route
With only a few days remaining for 'Ravan Baraat' (Ravan's marriage) procession at old Katra locality, a team of officials inspected the locality here on Saturday.

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Naveen against Centre's Mahanadi expert panel
The state government has rejected the expert committee mooted by the Centre to look into the Mahanadi issue, chief minister Naveen Patnaik told the assembly on Saturday.

Four more die in firecracker unit blast, toll up to six
Bhubaneswar/ Four more persons injured in the explosion at the firecracker unit at Itamati, Nayagarh district, succumbed to injuries at the SCB medical college and hospital, Cuttack on Saturday.

State plans longer jail term for erring exam centre heads
Remember Ruby Rai.The viral video featuring the Bihar board 'topper' unable to answer even basic questions about her subject had created quite a stir.

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Discom firm's staff beaten up

Ragging plaint filed in RIE college
A girl student of Regional Institute of Education (RIE) has filed ragging complaint against a group of senior girls on Saturday.Complaint has been filed on the official portal of UGC's anti-ragging helpline.

Poor funds may hamper repairing of roads by 2018
The government's plan to complete repairing and construction of dilapidated roads in three months may run into rough weather as the Public Works Department (PWD) faces a severe financial crunch.

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Property leasing now just a click away

Punjab BJP executive meet at Pathankot
The Punjab BJP will hold its state executive meeting at Pathankot on October 2, the party said on Saturday.

CBI to probe into losses suffered by minister's brother
The Haryana government has decided to hand over the probe related to destruction of three business establishments belonging to Major Satyapal Sindhu, Rohtak -based businessman, and brother of state cabinet minister Captain Abhimanyu, to the CBI.

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